For TTCN-3 users the updated core language provides a couple of improvements, e.g. mixed list/assignment notation, variables of timer/port types, declarations at any place where statements are allowed, renaming (local scope only) of imported module. The terms ‘object’ and ‘object reference’ have been introduced to cover component, default, port and timer types. Users may have a look to section 15.11 regarding the concatenation of templates of string/list types. Tool provider may find additional updates in the ETSI document MTS(18)073007r1 (all changes are marked!) or via mantis (http://oldforge.etsi.org/mantis/view_all_bug_page.php). You may expect more news coming soon with the new Object-oriented features (ES 203 790).
during 2017 the TTCN-3 standards had been updated and improved, now you may use the actual edition 2017.
Several test suite are available at 3GPP and ETSI, in particular for LTE and oneM2M. The open source community now can also benefit from the new IoT-Testware project. The project is supported by the new ETSI MTS TST working group.
Please find all new TTCN-3 standards via the ETSI portal.
TTCN-3 has evolved in 2016: ETSI published an updated version of the standard edition in summer. The new STF 514 has already worked on improvements/parts and new extension packages for the TTCN-3 edition 2017. ETSI members may access the latest drafts via the ETSI TC MTS portal (e.g. RES/MTS-201873 -1 T3ed491 (ES 201 873-1)).
The biggest highlights for the TTCN-3 community are the efforts using TTCN-3 in the IoT/M2M domain due to the creation and maintenance of a new oneM2M conformance test suite developed by oneM2M partners. Several new companies got in touch with these test suite and TTCN-3. Moreover this test suite has been successfully applied during the oneM2M interop plugfest in Korea (May 2016) and Kobe (Nov/Dec 2016). This test suite will be further developed in 2017 with support by a new ETSI STF (currently in preparation).
In 2016 you may have also observed the “regular” progress around TTCN-3: Professional extension and updates of the worldwide most relevant TTCN-3 test suites for UMTS/LTE, significant new test suites by ETSI around IMS Core Network and Interoperability Testing (Diameter Conformance testing for Cx/Dx and Rf/Ro interfaces). Please have a look to the full list of relevant TTCN-3 ETSI publications in 2016.
The TTCN-3 team at FOKUS Buisiness unit SQC wish you Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
The University of Göttingen has released an updated version of the BNF generator for TTCN-3. You may download the plugins for Eclipse LUNA and generate the interactive BNF. The resulting BNF is also available from blukaktus.com.
The authors of the TTCN-3 Quick Reference Card have designed the contents of the QRC document for the A0 poster format. Please have a look at http://blukaktus.com/TTCN3poster.pdf. A limited number of hardcopies is available for interested TTCN-3 users, please contact Mrs. Katrin Boening at .
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification,
LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification,
eCall HLAP Conformance Testing Abstract Test Suite,
Core Network and Interoperability Testing (INT): Diameter Conformance testing for S6a, S9 and Cx/Dx interfaces, and GTPv2-C Conformance Testing for S11 Interface,
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS): Conformance test specifications for Cooperative Awareness Basic Service (CA), Decentralized Environmental Notification Basic Service (DEN) and Signal Phase And Timing (SPAT) and Map (MAP),
Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS): TTCN-3 Conformance Test Suite for use of XML schema.